This Section is designed for healthcare professionals and GP Practice staff.

For public information, please visit the Brighton and Hove CCG public home page.

Diabetes Information for Clinicians

Emergency Information

For emergency information, please contact the Professional Support Line.


Diabetes Care For You

Diabetes Care for You is a consultant-led multidisciplinary service.  It offers patients living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes consultant-led care in community settings.  You can find more information on the Diabetes Care For You page on the Sussex Community Foundation Trust website.

Please see the table below for

  • Diabetes Care For You Clinical Pathway
  • Referral Guide for e-Referral Service for Diabetes Care For You

Please see the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) website for more information on Diabetes clinics.

Referral Forms
You can find the Multi Referral Proforma for Diabetes Care For You, which can be used for all referrals (except Podiatry and Walking Away Education Course) to the Diabetes team and DESMOND Structured Education referrals

Referrals should be sent via Electronic Referral System to Diabetes Care for You, who will triage to the most appropriate service.

You can find patient information on the DESMOND course on the Sussex Community Trust Website

Hypoglycaemia Pathway

Please see the table below for

  • Hypoglycaemia Pathway

For information on the pathway, please see the Primary Care Bulletin for 10th May 2017

Diabetic Podiatry

Please see the table below for

  • Diabetes Care For You Foot Care Pathway

You can find referral form for the Diabetes Podiatry Service

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening 

You can find referral form for the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service

Referrals for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening should be emailed directly to the service as detailed on the form.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Checklist for residents of Care Homes

You can find a checklist in the table below, which is a tool to confirm that a patient is suitable to attend Diabetic Eye Screening and to ensure their safety whilst there.  This form can also be used as a suitability checklist for frail patients or patients with other disabilities, as well as residents of care homes.

Diabetes Prevention 

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

You can find referral forms and details for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) for patients with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (formerly known as pre-diabetes). This has now replaced the ‘Walking Away from Diabetes’ programme which is no longer commissioned.

Referrals to the NDPP should be emailed directly to the programme coordinator as detailed on the form.

Healthier You 

The Healthier You Diabetes Service provides group sessions which support patients to make healthier lifestyle changes.  You can find a leaflet with information on the Healthier You service to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes in the table below.

Local Guidance

Healthy Living and Prevention

Early referral to services supporting healthy lifestyles may be helpful for people who are at risk of diabetes.  You can find information on healthy living services on the Healthy Living page here.  These services include a Healthy Weight service and Gardening for Health service

There is more information on other services which support healthy living, which may be helpful for patients at risk of diabetes, on the My Life Brighton and Hove website

Back to Basics Diabetes Training Event

Please follow the link for resources from the Back to Basics Diabetes Training Event.

Diabetes Care Plan

A template Diabetes Care Plan is available:

Diabetic Foot Care

Please see the table below for Management Guidelines for

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

National Resources

Diabetes UK

You can find the Diabetes in Healthcare course information on the Diabetes UK website.  Diabetes UK also provides useful patient information and healthcare professional resources.

Fixing Dad

This documentary, which shows how one patient's diabetes control was improved by a real commitment to change his lifestyle and family support, is a good resource for clinicians and for patients. It is available to view for free here.  

Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education Tool

This free e-learning resource for healthcare professionals provides the learner with diabetic foot assessment training using interactive animations and case scenarios. 

Any Health Care Professional/worker can access the tool to gain knowledge of the theoretical and practical competencies to safely and effectively undertake diabetes foot care assessments.

End of Life and Diabetes Care

Please follow the link for End of Life Diabetes Care Clinical Care Recommendations

Resources for Patients

Diabetic eye screening: information leaflets for patients

Please follow the link for Diabetic Eye Screening Leaflets from the website

Locally Commissioned Services

Please follow the link for the Diabetes Locally Commissioned Service


For prescribing information, please see Chapter 6 of the Joint Formulary and the Prescribing - Endocrine page

Feedback on Providers

Please follow the link to send us feedback on service providers

Hypoglycaemia Pathway

The Hypoglycaemia Pathway is for use by clinicians.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.

Management Guidelines on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

The Management Guidelines on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy are for use by clinicians.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.

Diabetic Retinopathy Checklist for Care Home Residents

The Diabetic Retinopathy Checklist for Care Home Residents is for use by clinicians and care home professionals.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.

Healthier You Information Leaflet

The Healthier You Information Leaflet is for use by practice colleagues.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.